Le mot de la présidente du RWSN: Une eau potable gérée en toute sécurité : l’importance de la qualité de l’eau pour de RWSN

Kelly Ann Naylor, UNICEF / La présidente du RWSN Accessibilité. Disponibilité. Qualité. Ce sont les trois critères qui définissent un service d'eau potable géré en toute sécurité au titre de l'ODD 6.1. Alors que l’accessibilité et la disponibilité étaient des défis connus pour les services d’approvisionnement en eau en milieu rural, l’ampleur du problème de … Continue reading Le mot de la présidente du RWSN: Une eau potable gérée en toute sécurité : l’importance de la qualité de l’eau pour de RWSN

Word from the RWSN Chair: RWSN to put the “Safe” in Safely Managed Drinking Water

by Kelly Ann Naylor, UNICEF, RWSN Chair Accessibility. Availability. Quality.  These are the three criteria that define a safely managed drinking water service under SDG 6.1.  While accessibility and availability were known challenges for rural water supply services, the scale of the problem of rural water quality was not well quantified, until last year’s WHO/ … Continue reading Word from the RWSN Chair: RWSN to put the “Safe” in Safely Managed Drinking Water

The Politics of Water 3: Area Mechanics in Malawi

by Naomi Oates, re-posted from University of Sheffield Competing narratives surround the role of ‘area mechanics’ in Malawi In November 2017 I started my ‘politics of water’ blog as an outlet to share experiences and findings from my research in rural Malawi on water governance and service sustainability. The first instalment describes my initial impressions of Balaka … Continue reading The Politics of Water 3: Area Mechanics in Malawi

Pipe dream or possible: Reaching the furthest behind first in WASH sector?

By Sara Ahrari (Simavi) RWSN Theme Leader for the Leave no one behind Theme. Simavi’s Programme Manager, Sara Ahrari, moderated a side event during the UNC Water and Health Conference on 1 November 2018. This event was convened by Simavi, Wateraid, Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN),London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and World Vision (WV). The purpose of … Continue reading Pipe dream or possible: Reaching the furthest behind first in WASH sector?

Webinar 6 Nov: Data for Sustainable Rural Water Supply

Save the date!! 6th November – Rural Water Supply Network Webinar on Rural water Asset management and how it contributes to increase sustainability of services! Register https://goo.gl/wZhTsH and you will receive invite with log-in details. We will hear experiences and lessons from Rwanda by Agenda4Change partners where Asset inventory is used to support local government … Continue reading Webinar 6 Nov: Data for Sustainable Rural Water Supply

Governments asked to accelerate access to water and sanitation security for Africa

by Isaiah Esipisu at the 7th Africa Water Week, Gabon Water experts, policy makers, government representatives, UN agencies, donors and nongovernmental organisations kicked off the celebration of the seventh edition of the Africa Water Week in Libreville city of Gabon on 29th October 2018, calling on African governments to reflect on achievements made so far … Continue reading Governments asked to accelerate access to water and sanitation security for Africa

Introducing Justine Olweny : a Ugandan WASH entrepreneur and resource centre founder

My name is Justine Olweny, and this is my story: Where I came from: Being born to a water engineer and a teacher in a town in Northern Uganda strategically molded me for who I am today. At 12 years old I was practicing and solving problems using a Pentium II computer desktop. I undertook … Continue reading Introducing Justine Olweny : a Ugandan WASH entrepreneur and resource centre founder